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mad swirl open mic night 

Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of January (aka 01.07.15) at 8:00 sharp, when we will swirl it up madly in the LIVE way that we do every month now for OVER 10 years! This month we kick off our 2015 season with Louisiana poet, Rob Dyer!

After our feature set we urge you stick around to get yourself a spot on our list... first come, first on the list! Which means... get there early!

Come one, come all! Mad poets, musicians, actors, singers, circus freaks and Elvis impersonators... come-n-strut-yo-stuff. Come to participate. Come to appreciate. Come to be a part of this collective creative love child we affectionately call Mad Swirl.

AND, as you may or may not know, every 1st Wednesday we get all giddy with the swirlin' madness. Here's who we will be featuring next month:

February: TBA

notes of gratitude to ALL the mad ones!

10th Open Mic Mad Birthday Swirl-a-bration!

t'was a night of nativity madness as Paul Koniecki & the cast from Contre-Culture took our stage and proceeded to shine some divine poetic and musical holiness upon all that were there to witness this beatific show! Missed it? Then check out of UStream feed here!

Thanks to ALL the wonderful poets and musicians who shared their words, their verses and their fine light with us. It truly was a fine night to be alive and in our Mad Swirl world. In case you missed this Mad action, here is the line-up of who was who…


(photos courtesy of Dan "the man!" Rodriguez)

Feature:
Paul Koniecki

Hosts:
Johnny O
MH Clay


Mad Cast:
Chris Zimmerly
Roderick Richardson
David Crandel
Victory
Tony Hernandez
Yesterday's News
Merlin the Magical One
Konnichiwa Zach
Christopher Soden
Bear the Poet
Paul
John Kelly & Steffan Prigmore
Kevin
Chris Delaney
Nero
Bo Bowles

HUGE thanks to Swirve (Chris Curiel & Gerard Bendiks) for keeping the beat til the wee hours of the night. We got taken to another dimension of time and space on the wings of their jazzy madness!

And as always, big THANKS to the patron saint of the loco local mad ones, Kevin, owner of Absinthe Lounge, who has given 120 reasons to give him all the mad props and love that we do!

And finally we would like to thank ALL of you who freely shared their hand claps, finger-snaps, hoots and howls with all the mad ones who got up on this sacred mad swirlin' mic.

We look forward to ALL the m-adventures to come! Stay tuned...

interested in performing?

Are you a mad poet, musician, actor, singer and/or performer? (circus freaks and Elvis impersonators always welcome) Do you live in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area? Then come-n-strut-yo-stuff.

Come one. Come all. Come to participate. Come to appreciate. Come to support your fellow mad ones.

The mic opens up around 8:00 and closes when there's no one left standing.

Interested in performing? Then show up the night of and get on the list!

Got questions? E-mail us at openmic@madswirl.com for further details that may not be listed here.

Mad Swirl Open Mic at Absinthe Lounge. It's THE place to be on the first Wednesday of the month! (it's also THE place for 1st Wednesday's $2 drafts/$5 Mad Absinthes)

And please, by all means, FEEL FREE TO SPREAD THE WORD!

where's this madness take place?



Absinthe Lounge is located in the SouthSide on Lamar building.

1409 South Lamar Street • Dallas, TX 75215
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Wanna view see who was who from past open mics?

11.05.14
10.01.14
09.03.14
08.06.14
07.02.14
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